We are primarily tasked with providing power transmission services, system services and facilitating the energy market. Our core tasks follow from our appointment as grid operator under the Dutch 'Elektriciteitswet' (E-wet) and the German 'Energiewirtschaftsgesetz' (EnWG).
The transmission grid operators require balancing power as a prerequisite for maintaining the balance between generation and consumption.
The requirement for the three types of balancing power, i.e. primary balancing power, secondary balancing power, as well as tertiary control reserve power is procured in accordance with § 22 EnWG in an open, transparent RFP process that is free of discrimination using a common Internet platform (www.regelleistung.net)
There, you will find all information and data publications in connection with the joint procurement and commissioning of balancing power.Additional information and contact persons from TenneT TSO GmbH can be found under Tendering for Balancing Power. Information on the actually accessed balancing power can be found in the following.
Primary balancing power
In the event of a power imbalance within the entire UCTE network system, the primary balancing power is enabled automatically according to standardised criteria. Consequently, there is no information on the primary balancing power actually accessed by TenneT TSO GmbH.
Secondary balancing power
The secondary balancing power for a control area is requested by automatic access by the transmission grid operator that is affected. The amount of secondary balancing power accessed by TenneT TSO GmbH is shown under the actually accessed secondary balancing power.
Tertiary control reserve
The tertiary control reserve is requested by telephone and based on a timetable by the affected transmission grid operator. The amount of tertiary control reserve accessed by TenneT TSO GmbH is shown under the actually accessed tertiary control.